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síabair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. síabair or dil.ie/37359

Forms: siabair, siabrai, siabhra, síabra, siabar, ṡiabar, siabraidh, siabhradha, siabra, síobra, síobhra, shiabhra, siabhradh

n i,m. n s. siabair, Thes. ii 293.4 ( SP I ). n p. siabrai, ZCP xiii 375.20 . BDD² 250 . BB 380b11 . siabhra, BNnÉ 128.y . g p. síabra, BDD² 1064 . LU 6171 (TBC). Later apparently as o-stem: g p. siabar , SR 907 (: bithphianad). n du. da ṡiabar , IT iii 243.250 . In Mid. and Mod.Ir. dental endings occur in pl.: n p. siabraidh, RC xviii 382.17 . siabhradha, Keat. ii 4667 . In modern MSS. the usual form is siabra, síobra: n s. síobhra, Ó Bruad. ii 220.3 . Hackett xx 8 . d s 'na shiabhra , Keat. Poems 1568 .

a spectre, phantom, supernatural being (usually in pejora- tive sense): adgúisiu na tri turcu tercu | tairi siabair mochon- dáil conith ┐ mlicht may a phantom approach me (?), Thes. ii 293.2 ( SP I ). doellsit iarum gumtar da hsiabur con-apud trian in tsluaig ar a n-omun, IT iii 240.169 . bid rī Temrac[h] comba trī | arambebad sīabrai, ZCP iii 461.24 (.i. sithaigi). dom- ársad imned. imed síabra . slúag faen, BDD² 1064 . is é rí insin loingsige (for -site) siabrai whom phantoms banished, 250 . ise in Conairi sin iarum ri bertatar siabrai hirrige, Ériu vi 136.74 . is iat dodróni in smúitcheó ndruidechta sin din bith síabrai, LU 6750 (BDD). fodáilset siabra a ndochum co ro delbsat Aige i rricht láig allaid, LL 160b14 . do muscail in rí asa collud . . . tarfas dam, ar sé, slúag siabra ic losgudh in tigi form, RC xxiii 422 § 39 . gair na slúag siabra ┐ ndráidechta, § 40 . frítha a díamraib, a dairib, | ó ṡíabraib, ó ṡídaigib, Met. Dinds. iii 280.64 . sinset siabrai sencuiri, BB 380b11 . it siabra ro-n-ortsat iar n-a brath do Maelcenn, 45az . ro eirgetar geliti glinni . . . ┐ siabra, Cog. 174.10 . ó mbeirdís siabhra a cland uadha tre draidheacht, BNnÉ 128.y . an múr do-chonnarc i n-uraidh go líonmhar | mar tá sé i mbliadhna 'na shiabhra síthe, Keat. Poems 1568 . gur sgiob síobhradh draoidheachta é, E. O'Rahilly xlii 11 . beireadh síobhra d'eitill í . . . tar lear `may some spectre carry [her] off', Ó Bruad ii 220.3 . an bás é an galar so 'om bascadh, nó an síobhra mé?, Hackett xx 8 .

More specific applications: fri plagud na sluag siabar (of devils), SR 907 . no siabhra ro h-ort .i. Tuatha De Danainn, áir it friu atberta siabra, Trans. RIA xx 98 n.d (Petrie's Round Towers). do chuirsiom cath go calma | ar shiabhraibh inse Banbha, Keat. ii 1413 . diorsan do sluaicch Leithe Cuinn, a ttuitim la siabhra Sláini (of the Norsemen), FM i 508.18 .

g p. freq. used attributively: dusnicfe Flann Cinach | ar abhaill mō[i]r sīabrae, ZCP x 343 § 9 . iar srethaib siabrai, SR 8210 . is dó robdar eillti ba, | do Niadh Ségamain s[i]abra, .i. siabhartha no sremach robói sé. Nó issé in t-áes sidhe ro timairgdís na heillti dia mbleoghan ina ḟlaith, Cóir Anm. 26 . for slóg síabra sorchaidi, LU 6171 (TBC). for sluagh siabhra nGall `over the magic host', FM i 506.z . no roichdis co ro dian 'na slog siabra ┐ 'na mbuidnib roburta (of plunderers), LB 156a53 . Whence perh. used substantivally: ni siabráe dotanic is Cu Chulaind mac Soaltai, LU 9538 (H). Cf. [sluag] siabra mór rom-tarfás, RC xxiii 418 § 33 (omit [sluag]?). ? To this: la gol mairg fri síabru sé, LU 3841 ( SC 37 , H).

As adj., used adverbially: glór na saoir-fhear go siabhar (: gar) (siabhradh , MSS.), Keat. Poems 1148 .

Compds. ¤charpat phantom chariot : siaburcharpat Con Culaind, LU 9220 . siabharcharpad .i. carbad taidhbsi, O'Cl. ¤chles: ubullchles ┐ siaburcles ┐ cles cúair, LU 8442 ( FB 30 'H). ¤chobra mystic conversation (the title of a rhetorical passage): siaburchobra Con Culaind i llathiu a eítsechta, LL 122b41 . ¤chenn npr.: Siabharchend mac Sulremair, IT iii 474.165 . ¤galar: Cerbhall o Dáluidh do theastail do sheirg (sic v.l.) siabhorghaloir, Ériu iv 64 § 60 (Tochm. Ḟearbh.).

síabar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. síabar or dil.ie/37360

x see síabair.